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Embattled Hodgman Government MP Adam Brooks is quitting parliament.

He's told Tasmania Talks he'll no longer be the Member for Braddon as of close of business Tuesday, after visiting the Governor and Premier Will Hodgman on Monday morning.  

Mr Brooks' fall from grace began when he quit as a Minister in mid-2016 over conflict of interest concerns.

A subsequent Integrity Commission probe found he'd deleted emails relating to his mining maintenance business and misled the Premier about it, although the investigation also found he had no conflict of interest claim to answer. 

Mr Brooks went on indefinite medical leave in November last year, but later copped flack from Labor after a photo emerged of the Member for Braddon, beer in hand, at the Taste Festival with partner Tanya Denison. 

He says it's time to focus on his health and family.

"I do this with sadness, as it has been an honour and a privilege to serve the people of Braddon for the last nine years," he told Brian Carlton. 

"I am sad and devastated, but I also know this is the right thing to do because I can't give the community what I would expect me to be able to deliver." 

Mr Brooks was also adamant he hadn't been pushed. 

"All I've had from all of my colleagues is support, care, help and assistance, and they have backed me absolutely." 

 

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